USL 2014WC Legacy Fund – Description
The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships left a mark as the largest lacrosse event in the history of the sport. With 38 countries coming together for the first time in Denver, Colorado, US Lacrosse is grateful to the Denver Community for its support of this landmark event. As an expression of appreciation and recognition of the Denver community’s commitment to the growth of our sport, US Lacrosse is honored to initiate the 2014WC Legacy Fund. The mission of the 2014WC Legacy Fund is to responsibly grow the sport of lacrosse within Colorado, with special emphasis given to the greater metro Denver area, the primary host region of the 2014WC. The Legacy Fund’s focus will be on providing grants to recreational leagues, public schools and non-profit, youth-focused organizations in nontraditional and underserved communities within Colorado, including ethnic minorities and economically challenged areas. The support will be restricted for the growth, support and development of youth lacrosse up to the high school level.
To qualify for support, organizations and teams must demonstrate a plan to meet bestpractice program requirements that include, but are not limited to, coach training and certification, a plan for program sustainability and an understanding of how to serve youth in a nontraditional environment.
The 2014WC Legacy Fund will be managed by the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation (CLF), the Colorado chapter of US Lacrosse. Grants will be directed through the CLF and grant recipients will be determined by a designated selection committee.